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Edit My Photo December 2021 - Annabel

edit my photo free editing tutorials Feb 17, 2022

By Craig Turner-Bullock

Annabel was the winner of this month’s Edit My Photo challenge in the Unleashed Education community, with her fantastic edit of Roley the Maine Coon.

As the winner of the challenge, Annabel submitted this image. It's a great shot and just needs some of the highlight and shadow detail, a bit of cleaning up in the fur and some attention to the crop and composition.



Feel free to follow along from start to finish - or fast track through the tutorial using the chapter links below.


0:00 Editing Challenge winner

0:40 The Editing Challenge (How It Works)

1:16 Challenge winners edit

1:29 Winner's image to edit

1:56 Image Exposure Settings

2:50 Global Adjustments in Lightroom

3:37 Local Adjustments in Lightroom

4:15 Masking using colour range

5:14  Removing Chromatic Aberration

5:45 Editing Fur in Photoshop

8:28 Tidying Up

10:38 Cleaning up dust/dandruff on fur

12:18 Cropping for a better composition

13:02 Finishing touches in Lightroom

13:46 Before and afters

14:34 How to Join the free Edit My Photo Challenge

It's totally free to join in on our Edit My Photo challenges! If you win, you get to submit one of your images to be edited by Charlotte or Craig, plus you score a 20-minute Lifeline Call on Zoom to discuss the edit or anything else relating to the art of pet photography. Opt in to the free Edit My Photo online hub now!

If you enjoyed this tutorial, you'll love our Unleashed Edits! These comprehensive editing tutorial videos are available in our Unleashed Education Premium Membership and also our Editing Unleashed Membership.

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